Building a Shelter With Log Scraps

The art of building a shelter with log scraps and a little experience, including skin, rack and stack wood, laying out a log, linking logs, a glossary of terms and illustrated instructions.



Place in woods 1
The uprights were cut flat on two sides and lined carefully.
Photo by David Clark
Place in woods 2
The fill logs were shaped and fit into place.
Photo by David Clark
Building Log Cabin
The plate logs tie the tops of the uprights together and serve as bearing beams for the roof rafters.
Photo by David Clark
Wood building 1
You will need to lay out the logs to begin.
Illustration by Don Osby
Wood building 4
Follow these instructions for marking the tenons.
Illlustration by Don Osby
Wood building 5
Diagram 5: Mortise and tenon post joint.
Illlustration by Don Osby
Wood building 7
Diagram 7: Filling in the logs.
Illustration by Don Osby
Wood building 6
Diagram 6: Aligning the posts.
Illustration by Don Osby

















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